The advent of the Internet has created a whole new gaming environment. Although it may not be as exciting as the land-based casinos of the past, it has the power to change the way that gamblers engage in gambling. It allows them to wager on the outcomes of popular sports events. Gambling on the internet has also been linked to problems such as excessive gambling and pathological use.
This paper reviews some of the latest research related to the state of online gambling. The main goal is to provide an overview of the most relevant and interesting findings to date.
First, we must define what constitutes “online” gambling. Most people associate the term with interactive remote gambling, or the act of placing a bet on the Internet. However, this is only one form of online gambling. There are several other forms, including virtual poker and casinos.
While many of the laws surrounding this practice are federal, they are also subject to state regulation. As a result, state officials have voiced their concerns about the Internet’s potential to bring illegal gambling into their jurisdictions. Despite this, the federal government has reinforced state law in some instances.
One such example is the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. UIGEA is intended to curb online gambling by prohibiting financial institutions from accepting deposits and other instruments used in the illegal activity. But it does not go into details about exactly what is illegal.
Another notable federal law is the Travel Act, which applies to players who use interstate facilities for unlawful activities. For example, the Federal Communications Commission has the power to cease providing facilities, or to discontinue leasing or maintaining them.